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I'M IN! TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

Taking on any of these 3 courses isn't for the faint of heart. If you haven't already, please check out the Course info page. The race does have a maximum capacity. We will keep you informed on how this is split across the distances.

If you have your heart set on tackling the 100 mile or 50 mile distance you do need to qualify. See below.

The 20 mile distance is also not something to be taken on lightly, it is still tough! You will be able to register without qualifying when entries open on the 1st of July 2021.

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HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

HONESTLY, IT ISN'T GOING TO BE CHEAP, WITH A COURSE LIKE THIS, WE WON'T BE CUTTING CORNERS.

WHERE WILL RACE BASE BE?

 WE SUGGEST YOU BASE YOURSELF IN THE BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC ARROWTOWN.

CAN I HELP OUT ON THE RACE?

YES! IF YOU ARE SUPPORTING A RUNNER OR JUST WANT TO GET INVOLVED GET IN TOUCH!

THIS IS A BIG OPERATION AND WE WOULD LOVE YOUR SUPPORT

AID STATIONS & CUT OFFS

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 1

Welcome Hut - 18km

No cut off

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 2

Vanguard Hut - 36km

No cut off

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 3

Macetown - 49km

No cut off

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 4

Soho Creek - 57km (Drop Bag)

Saturday 19:00 - 14 hours. 100 mile competitors can defer to 50 mile race

100 MILE AID STATIONS CONT.

100 Mile: Aid Station 5

Roses Hut - 74km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 01:00 - 20 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 6

Cardrona Ski field - 98km

Sunday 10:00 - 29 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 7

Cardrona Village - 104km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 12:00 (noon) - 31 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 8

Crown Saddle - 128km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 17:30 - 36.5 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 9

Arrowtown - 147km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 23:00 - 42 hours

100 Mile: Finish Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak - 160km

Monday 07:00 - 50 hours

50 MILE AID STATIONS CONT.

50 Mile: Aid Station 5

Arrowtown - 65km (Drop Bag)

Saturday 22:00 - 17 hours

50 Mile: Finish Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak - 82km

Sunday 06:00 - 25 hours

20 MILE AID STATION

20 Mile: Aid Station

Arrowtown - 18km

Sunday 11:00 - 3 hours

QUALIFICATION & TIMELINE

2o Mile

Entry into the 20 mile is open to everyone who wants to give it a go. As long as you are capable, healthy and prepared.

50 & 100 Mile

Entry to the 50 and 100 mile events will be subject to pre-approval. This will work as follows:

Stage 1: Apply for you Warrant of Wildness.

Stage 2: Your application will be reviewed and a Warrant of Wildness that includes a unique approval code will be sent to you if the organisers consider you to be suitably experienced/qualified for the race distance of their choice. If you are not deemed to meet the minimum requirements you will be offered a spot in a shorter distance option.

Stage 3: You can enter the event.

* Participation in both the 50 and 100 mile races carries significant risk for those who do not have the skills and experience to deal with the nature of the events and the terrain that they will encounter. We will be looking for evidence of:

  • Endurance – your ability to last the distance (based on running history – both in and outside of organised events)

  • Back Country experience (past activities that display an ability to be self-reliant in remote mountain areas in any conditions, including night travel)

  • Navigational skills (at least a basic level of know-how)

 

Each application will be dealt with on a personal level. While maintaining a ‘safety first’ philosophy we still want to encourage people to (safely) push their own limits and will therefore advise those whose applications are not initially successful what they need to do to acquire the skills and experience before re-applying.

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MANDATORY KIT

The below is the standard mandatory kit that must be carried for the duration of the race. This kit will be confirmed 1 month out. Weather forecasts may also require us to ask you to have further kit. We will give you as much notice as we can, likely 4-5 days.

2o Mile

50 & 100 Mile